food-insecuritiesHealthNJAAP understands that children with untreated tooth decay not only suffer pain and infection, they have difficulty eating, talking, socializing, sleeping, and learning.It is the Chapter’s position that pediatricians and family practitioners who see children most often in the first two years of life, are best situated to provide the comprehensive preventive oral health services within the context of a Pediatric Medical Home.These services should include: • oral health assessments• provision of fluoride varnish applications • early referral by one year of age to a qualified dental health home. [Read more]